Saturday, September 21, 2013

IComLeavWe

Hello to everyone visiting from ICLW!!  Welcome to Ask An Infertile! This is a blog I started about a month ago intended to be a place of knowledge and fellowship for everyone who has suffered from infertility or pregnancy loss and those trying to conceive.

So who am I? I'm Melissa. This blog is new but I've been a member of the blogger community since 2007 at my personal blog A Place Where I Can Be Me.  It started out as just a place to write about random things, my marriage, and later my first son.  Eventually, it became a place to write about my struggle to conceive my second child.  I wound up being diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility.  I went through testing and treatment and a devastating early miscarriage in 2011 before I finally conceived my second son. Over the course of my struggle, I became very connected to the online community formed by woman who struggle with infertility and have experienced pregnancy loss.  Once my own journey was resolved, I still felt a desire to stay connected to the community, to find a way to help others.  My introduction post on this blog goes into more detail, but that's basically why I decided to start this blog.

When I came up with the idea for the blog, I knew I didn't want to do it alone.  My own struggle is only one limited point of view in terms of infertility.  I have read and researched quite a bit, but that can't compare to the stories so many others could contribute. So I went over my extensive blogroll and sent out feelers to some of my favorite blogs dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss.  I was lucky enough to get a great response and now Ask An Infertile is now 7 contributors strong!  We're just starting out, but we all have high hopes for this blog.  I know that together we have a lot of knowledge and some great stories to share that can really be related to.

But we need readers!  One of the big things I want for this blog is for it to become a blog FOR the community.  We want to write about what our readers want to read about!  We want to be driven by our followers.  IComLeavWe seemed a great place to start building a following! 

So I'm really glad you're here!  Please take a minute to poke around our humble little blog and if you have any questions, suggestions, or if you'd like to be involved, leave a comment, use the comment form or send us an email at askaninfertile at yahoo dot com.

Thanks for reading!!

11 comments:

  1. This is a super idea. If you need any more contributors, or you'd like to use some of my posts I'd be happy to help. Onestepatatime.co.za

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  2. Happy ICLW!

    Love this community and love this idea to help those in the community! What a wonderful thoughtful idea!

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  3. Hi Meilssa - Happy ICLW! So nice to meet you!

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    1. Hi Hilary! Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Happy ICLW!
    Nice little blog here you've started. Wishing you and the blog the best of luck. Let me know if there is a post or something I can help out with. I might be a bit slow with it, as that is the life of one who has finally become a mom (to a 1 year old) after several years struggle.

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  5. Happy ICLW! It sounds like you've started a really good thing here :o)

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  6. What a great idea!

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  7. hi!!! thanks for stopping by!! Happy ICLW!!!

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